Financial goals for 2016? Check out these targeted programs:
$ Pay Down Debt - Schedule a FREE appointment with an OnTrack WNC financial counselor for a debt assessment to create a plan to pay down your debt.
$ Improve Credit - OnTrack WNC's FREE Credit Class is offered weekly in Asheville and is a great first step on the path to better credit.
$ Buy a Home - Gain knowledge about the process, create a personal Homebuying Action Plan, and have the support of OnTrack's housing counselors in our Homebuyer Program.
$ Manage Money and Credit Better - Click here for our
We are excited to announce that after a successful pilot of the "Tax Refund Save to Win Program" in 2015, long-time Tax Project sponsor, Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLC is, once again, providing the exclusive sponsorship. This initiative provides incentives to OnTrack WNC's tax clients who agree to save $500 or half of their tax refund (whichever is less). The goal is to help people establish savings. Please note that this program is only available to people who have their taxes prepared by OnTrack WNC.
On Saturday January 9, 2016 Certified Public Accountants from the Western Carolina Chapter of the North Carolina Association of CPAs offered FREE professional advice on taxes, deductions, accounting, small business recording keeping, and more.
We are grateful to the local CPAs who volunteered their time to offer 44 appointments throughout the day. This annual event is coordinated by Ed Fidelman, CPA, who was inspired to offer this service after volunteering to help victims of hurricane Katrina.
One client who came in for an appointment emailed to say, "I just wanted to say how happy I am that I made an appointment for Ask A CPA Day! The gentleman I spoke with was a perfect match for the questions/issues I had and I left OnTrack WNC very encouraged and with more answers than I expected. Thank you, Mr. Bennett, and thank you, OnTrack WNC!"
Here is the January program lineup for our Money Matters radio show which features local guest experts with financial tips and insights. Listen to WWNC 570AM on Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 9:00 am. Podcasts are available here.
January's shows feature resources, tips and information to help YOU in 2016!
January 2nd: Would you like to MAKE and KEEP a new year's resolution about money? Have you ever connected DIET resolutions with FINANCIAL resolutions? Celeste Collins makes the connection and shares ideas and tools to use with your money in 2016. OnTrack WNC's education classes could be the catalyst you need!
January 9th: Financial, credit, budget and housing counseling as well as education can help you reach your goals in the new year. This Money Matters show makes it easy learn more about OnTrack WNC's programs for homebuying, getting out of debt, improving credit and managing your money, plus options for debt consolidation.
January 16th: Anthony Jimenez, OnTrack WNC Financial/Housing Counselor & Educator offers tips and tools for your journey toward homeownership and gives the highlights of local employer-sponsored matched savings programs.
January 23rd: Susan Lupton, Senior Policy Associate with The Center for Responsible Lending explains North Carolina's strong history of consumer protection and the urgent Call To Action to provide the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau with input about Payday Lending as it develops policies for regulating this industry.
January 30th: Rachel Tanksley-Russell, Starks Financial Group, introduces their 2016 Savvy Women series. These quarterly educational presentations will be offered throughout the year starting with the topic "Financial Transitions" on Thursday February 11th from 5:30 - 7:00 pm. For more information go here.
Thanks to generous grant support from State Farm®, Money Matters is broadcast on WWNC 570AM every Saturday morning from 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.